Ranking the Top 25 National-Team Jerseys in International Soccer

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Ranking the Top 25 National-Team Jerseys in International Soccer

"You look good. You play good. That's the bottom line."

Those are the words of retired NFL legend Jerry Rice.

Given the new and improved kits that continue to come out every year, people in the football (soccer) world seem to agree with him.

Jerseys, or kits, have come a very long way over the years. Gone are the days of the heavy, 100 per cent cotton shirts that were worn in the past. Today, footballers are now fitted with the lightest material possible to allow for optimum performance.

In fact, nine teams sponsored by Nike during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (pictured above) competed with jerseys made entirely from polyester.

But when it comes to kits, football fans really care about one thing: what do they look like?

Ahead of major international competitions, teams will usually reveal a new set of kits that get fans talking about the upcoming tournament. Some fans are left smiling from ear to ear. Others, not so much.

With that, here is my list of the top 25 national-team kits in world football today. Find your team and decide whether or not you approve of what you see.

Get involved in the conversation by leaving your comments below. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all, so let me know which kits you like best, and which of your favorites deserve a higher place on the list.

Follow me on Twitter @GianlucaNesci

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